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John Ar­low and his daugh­ter Kait­lyn hunted to­gether for five years with­out suc­cess. That changed Oct. 28 in Van Buren County, Michi­gan.

‘‘ We got to the stand, and I hooked her up in her safety har­ness, as you see in the pic­ture she is wear­ing, and cocked the cross­bow,’’ Ar­low emailed. ‘‘ I had a feel­ing and looked to my daugh­ter, and I asked, ‘ Do you want me to stay with you?’ She gave me a def­i­nite, ‘ No!’’’

On the 10- minute walk back to camp, Ar­low re­ceived a text: ‘‘ DAD I JUST SHOT A BIG ONE AND HE IS DOWN!!!!’’

She had an 8- point buck for her first deer.

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